Mary Lou Rosien

Mary Lou Rosien BSW, MA is the RCIA Coordinator at St. Leo Church in Hilton, New York. She is the author of Managing Stress with the Help of Your Catholic Faith (OSV) and Catholic Family Boot Camp (Bezalel Books). Mary Lou is also a columnist with Catholicmom.com, and AmazingCatechists.com



Why the Tea Analogy for Consent is too Weak

The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy has sparked much debate even among Christians about appropriate sexual behaviors and consent.  One of these is the Tea/Consent metaphor in which the author likens consenting to what they refer to as ‘sexytimes’ to...

Finding Hope in Our Youth

“Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.”                                                                                                                                                  ...

When Love Languages are Misunderstood

“..as I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and that I am confident lives also in you.”  2 Tim 1:5 Today’s reading started quite a conversation after Mass today.  Our dear Father Paul, in his...

Church Ladies: Warriors Not Wimps

There was a terrible fire at the parish.  Most of the church was damaged or destroyed.  I went to Adoration (held in the gym of the school) the next morning in the frigid cold, wondering what I would find. I shouldn’t have wondered at all… there they were,...

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